Mattapoisett Remembers Florence Eastman

One hundred years after the end of the war that the world once hoped would be the last, American Legion Post 280 Commander Michael Lamoureux invoked the name of the young woman – the only young woman from Mattapoisett to volunteer to serve in World War I, the namesake of the Mattapoisett American Legion post, […] Read more »

Marion Reflects on Gratitude, Sacrifice of Veterans

“We set aside one day a year to honor our veterans,” said retired Lt. Col. Joseph Napoli, master of ceremonies for Marion’s November 11 Veterans Day observance. And while we honor those who fought in combat and engaged in active duty during times of war, as Napoli pointed out, it’s not just a day to […] Read more »

The Mattapoisett Library: A Brief History

The red brick landmark of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library standing at 7 Barstow Street since 1904 received financing for its building from a $10,000 donation from wealthy financier George Purrington and its property site from Ned’s Point summer resident from Boston Samuel Warren. This generous combination of gift from a town benefactor and a […] Read more »

Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Caroline Brogioli, a 6th grade student at Old Hammondtown School has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the local competition sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Brogioli’s poster is among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International is […] Read more »

Families Flock to Family Fun Festival

We live in a time when words like acorn, bluebell, buttercup, dandelion, fern, mistletoe, pasture, and willow are being culled from the Oxford Junior Dictionaryto make way for words such as blog, broadband, chatroom, cut-and-paste, and MP3 player. It means that those earlier words of nature have been deemed less significant in the lives of […] Read more »

Photography Through Time and Lens

The ground floor meeting room at the Mattapoisett Public Library was packed to nearly overflowing on October 28 when local artist and photographer Liz Waring stepped up to the podium to give her presentation “Focus On Photos.” Waring, who holds a degree in fine arts, is no stranger to public speaking and clearly was in […] Read more »

OC Wows Old Hammondtown with Robotics

“This is going to be great. The kids are really excited,” said Lisa Lourenco, Mattapoisett Schools’ technology teacher, accurately predicting what would happen in her Tech Education classroom once the robotics delegation arrived from Old Colony Vocational Technical High School. The visit began that morning with an introduction by sophomore Austin DeSousa, who explained the […] Read more »

The Boy Who Was Afraid of Halloween

There was a little boy who was afraid of Halloween. Not just of the shrieking ghost and ghastly ghouls of the season, but even of the trick-or-treaters who came to his door. Who knew what lay behind those masks? Certainly not the kids next door! He was afraid of it all, from the decorations to […] Read more »

Our Halloween Cover Contest Winner…

The Wanderer wishes to congratulate the winner of the 2018 Halloween cover contest, Charlotte Lucas from Wareham! Lucas’ painting of a spooky, possibly haunted house on a dark, stormy night titled “Trick or Treat?” garnered the most online votes winning her $100 cash. In all, there were 22 spooktacular submissions, all of them worthy of […] Read more »

The Not-So-Popular Pigeon

The everyday ordinary pigeon frequently flying over our heads, along roadside travels, or perched on the roofs of neighborhood barns and buildings, is actually classified as a rock dove. It is named for nesting and perching on rocky ledges, and under bridges and outcroppings. Not native to this country, it is a descendant of birds […] Read more »